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DOE gives loan guarantee to southwestern transmission project

By / February 16, 2011

Map of southwestern grid transmission project, Southwest Intertie Project. Credit: DOI. The DOE announced it is using Recovery Act monies to provide a loan guarantee for $343 million to assist a consortium building a 500 kV transmission line poised to transmit 600 MW of power throughout the Southwest. The significance of this grid loan guarantee is that…

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DOE awards millions for carbon capture, storage and for solar grid integration

By / September 7, 2010

The Department of Energy made two major funding announcements today. One regards $575 million going to 22 advanced carbon-capture R&D projects. The other announcement is of $8.5 million for projects related to integrating solar energy with the nation’s electrical grids. The carbon-capture projects are being funded from Recovery Act monies, and are targeted at four…

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